Thermoelectric concept from Mahmoud Hussein

Hussein, Palo win 2020 Lab Venture Challenge

Nov. 24, 2020

Fourteen university innovators including Smead Aerospace's Mahmoud Hussein and Scott Palo pitched their technologies at Lab Venture Challenge (LVC), a funding competition hosted by Venture Partners at CU Boulder that helps commercially-promising technologies accelerate into impactful business ventures. Judges from the local entrepreneurial ecosystem awarded a record total of 12...

Paul Sánchez

Sánchez featured on PBS NOVA

Oct. 28, 2020

The latest episode of PBS's NOVA spotlights NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission and the effort to understand and protect Earth against the prospect of a rogue asteroid. Paul Sánchez, a senior research associate in the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research is featured the episode, which premiered Oct. 21. Sánchez joined CU Boulder...

Lightning strikes

New paper on lightning distance estimation published in IEEE

Oct. 22, 2020

André Antunes de Sá, a PhD candidate in the Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department, is co-author of a new paper published in IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. The work, released in August, is titled “Lightning Distance Estimation Using LF Lightning Radio Signals via Analytical and...

Artist's depiction of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.

Scientists peer inside an asteroid

Oct. 9, 2020

New findings from NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission suggest that the interior of the asteroid Bennu could be weaker and less dense than its outer layers—like a crème-filled chocolate egg flying though space. The results appear in a study published today in the journal Science Advances and led by the University of...

Jade Morton

Morton earns 2020 Institute of Navigation Kepler Award

Sept. 25, 2020

Professor Jade Morton has been named the 2020 recipient of the Institution of Navigation Johannes Kepler Award. The honor is bestowed annually in recognition of sustained and significant contributions to the development of satellite navigation. Morton is being recognized for advancing scientific and navigation receiver technology, automated data collection, robust...

Artist's depiction of the twin Janus spacecraft. (Credit: Lockheed Martin)

Where no spacecraft has gone before: A close encounter with binary asteroids

Sept. 10, 2020

CU Boulder and Lockheed Martin will lead a new space mission to capture the first-ever closeup look at a mysterious class of solar system objects: binary asteroids. These bodies are pairs of asteroids that orbit around each other in space, much like the Earth and moon. In a project review...

OSIRIS-REx observed small bits of material leaping off the surface of the asteroid Bennu on Jan. 19, 2019. (Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Lockheed Martin)

How small particles could reshape Bennu and other asteroids

Sept. 9, 2020

In January 2019, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft was orbiting the asteroid Bennu when the spacecraft’s cameras caught something unexpected: Thousands of tiny bits of material, some just the size of marbles, began to bounce off the surface of the asteroid—like a game of ping-pong in space. Since then, many more such...

Allie Anderson and Hanspeter Schaub

Rocky Mountain AIAA honors two CU Boulder aerospace professors

Aug. 20, 2020

The Rocky Mountain Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is recognizing two University of Colorado Boulder aerospace faculty members with 2020 awards. Assistant Professor Allie Anderson is being honored as Young Professional Engineer of the Year and Professor Hanspeter Schaub has been named Collegiate Educator of the...

Airship Italia

Space weather lessons from a 1928 dirigible debacle

July 13, 2020

Analysis of a disrupted SOS signal during an early polar expedition showcases the importance of taking space weather into account when exploring new frontiers. Eos, the magazine of the American Geophysical Union, spoke with research professor Delores Knipp about how space weather impacted an early airship expedition to the North...

Kristine Larson

“She will never be able to do this.” – A career of breaking scientific boundaries

June 12, 2020

Kristine Larson looks at GPS differently. Where many see only a wayfinding tool, Larson has stretched and reshaped the technology, inventing methods to use it for everything from measuring Arctic ice sheets to monitoring soil moisture on...

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